Fr. Jim offers the homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, sharing: “Questions and doubts are an integral part of any faith process. It is important to remember that the opposite of faith is fear, not doubt. This is most likely the reason Jesus often tells the disciples not to be afraid. Notice how Jesus is not upset with Thomas’ refusal to accept the testimony of the other disciples. He offers him peace and invited Thomas to touch him. Thomas yields completely to the experience. His statement, ‘my Lord and my God,’ is one of the most powerful acknowledgements of Jesus’ real identity in the whole Gospel, and the only time anyone directly calls him God.”
The illustration above, and seen in full at the bottom of this page, is the work of Fr. Ronald Raab, CSC. entitled “My Lord and God.”
Parish History with Terry Byrne (Part 12)
Terry shares stories from the Oblates and their engagement with the university and the parish community.
Registration for Masses (Reduced capacity limit: 50 people)
For Masses scheduled for April 10-11, 2021, please register below:
- Registration for Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
- Registration for Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
- Registration for Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.
- Registration for Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
For Upcoming Weekday Masses, please register below:
- Registration for Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Noon
- Registration for Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Noon
- Registration for Friday, April 16, 2021 at Noon
For Masses scheduled for April 17-18, 2021, please register below:
- Registration for Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
- Registration for Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
- Registration for Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.
- Registration for Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Joseph!
Parishioner Joseph Maingot turned 90 on April 9th, 2021. Joseph and his wife Simone are active, dedicated members of our Parish. We wish Joseph many blessings, joy and good health on the occasion of his birthday, and we assure him of our prayers!
Friday Evening Meditation
During this latest lockdown join us each Friday evening at 7PM on Zoom. Use this link.
The Parish is grateful to all who participated in our liturgical ministries during Holy Week. Even with the pandemic and the many restrictions we face, it takes a community, as well as full, conscious and active participation to the best extent possible to bring true meaning and depth to our liturgies. Thank you! We also extend thanks to Dianne and Tom Taylor who donated flowers in memory of the Choquette and Taylor families, in addition to all those who were listed in last week’s Parish Update.
Easter Triduum Offerings
- Holy Thursday: $1,293 (St. Joe’s Supper Table)
- Good Friday: $245 (Holy Land)
- Easter Sunday: $8,178
Thank you for your generosity. We are grateful for your support during the pandemic, especially as our expenses continue. If you would like to continue giving in this period, you can mail in your offering envelopes/cheques to the parish front office, donate through Canada Helps or call us at 613-233-4095, ext. 251 to donate through credit card. If you are attending Mass in person, you will find the offering basket at the main entrance.
Virtual Children’s Liturgy of the Word over Zoom:
Each Sunday at 9:30AM we are hosting a Liturgy of the Word for families and children virtually over Zoom. If you would like to join us be sure to send an email to Andrew ([email protected]) and he will send you the Zoom information. Although a Children’s Liturgy with accompanying children’s readings, it is also a great chance to connect for everyone in our community that hasn’t been able to come back to Church yet. So don’t be shy: All Are Welcome.
Lectio Divina over Zoom each Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Lectio Divina is a reflective exercise centered around the reading of scripture. We will be meeting virtually over Zoom to reflect on the Sunday’s Gospel and share with each other our insights and what the scriptures are calling us to look at in our lives and where they are leading us. Please join us by using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2906781332?pwd=VWUvMUtXVlFzUjlSME9velZHRWcrZz09
Pastoral Visiting Ministry
Although we cannot visit with you in person, our pastoral care volunteers are wondering if they could call you to see how you are doing. If you or a loved one would like a phone call – to check-in, chat and see how you are doing – please reach out. You can contact Andrew at ext. 235 or [email protected], who will then forward your information to our ministry. Our prayers are with you all at this time.
Vocation Reflection: “God Calls, Using Many Voices”
By Richard Beaudette, OMI – Vocation Team
“I believe strongly that our parish communities play a vital role in calling and encouraging each member in their vocation – first of all as disciples of the risen Lord, and then in particular vocations within our Church. Each member of the community, and the community together, is called to listen for the voice of the Spirit and encourage members in their particular vocations.”
Read the reflection here (published on Friday April 9): https://omilacombe.ca/become-an-oblate/